Citizen Staff Writer
This week’s question: Which new or continuing TV show has you hooked this season, and why?
Events coordinator Elsa Nidia Barrett
From the first two minutes of Fox’s twisted legal drama, “Damages,” starring Glenn Close and Ted Danson, I was hooked! It was a real murder mystery, and with each episode the mystery just grew bigger and more intense. The brilliant twists in the story and they way it manipulated time (sometimes four time periods in one episode) kept me glued for every minute. The acting was superb and the ending was excellent. “Damages” was a perfect roller-coaster ride – full of excitement and total satisfaction. Please pick it for a second season!
Weekend Plus editor Polly Higgins
“Keen Eddie” dates to 2003-04, but it’s new to me and I’ve sailed through its one and only season. I don’t know why it was canceled, because the writing – especially the cheeky tone – is really good. It centers on a New York City cop (a surprisingly loose Mark Valley) who relocates to London. His posse quickly includes a charming Sienna Miller as his reluctant roommate, hilarious Julian Rhind-Tutt as his metrosexual law enforcement partner and perfectly restrained Colin Salmon as his uptight boss. As a bonus for us Bauhaus fans, guitarist Daniel Ash provides the theme song.
Calendar Plus editor Rogelio Yubeta Olivas
“Ugly Betty” continues to amuse me with its clever and witty writing. Sample dialogue: Kenny (John Cho), “Can you throw my friend a Betty Bone before he moves to Tuck-son.” The hilarious and talented Freddy Rodriguez also is a welcome addition to the cast.
Book reviewer Larry Cox
I am usually two or three seasons behind in my viewing habits. For that very reason, I rely on Netflix. Several weeks ago, I rented “Ugly Betty” on impulse. After two episodes, I was hooked. I ended up ordering the entire first season and had a Betty-fest one weekend where I watched every single installment. I did the same thing with “Brothers and Sisters” and “Desperate Housewives.” All three are now favorites but after seeing each episode on DVD, I now watch each in real time, despite the annoying commercial breaks.
Intern Dalina Castellanos
“How I Met Your Mother,” not exactly a cliffhanger, but it helps me unwind when I come home with a case of the Mondays.
Reader Valerie Golembiewski
I don’t watch much TV, but I do have some favorites: “CSI,” “NCIS,” “Bones,” House, Monk, ER. But I’ve really become hooked on two shows: “Ugly Betty” and “Chuck.” I like “Ugly Betty” because she reminds me of me when I was a 20-year-old in NYC working in advertising – the not quite pretty girl trying to make it in a glamour world, possessing common sense, the one who everyone came to for advice. The sensible one yet someone who made a series of choices not exactly in her style, but doing what she thought of as right at the time. I like “Chuck” because my son works at Best Buy. Need I say more?
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